Sexualities are dynamic and complex. There are many other ways to experience sexual feelings than partnered sex, which is where erotica comes in. Eroticism focuses on the emotions of anticipation of sexual activity, rather than the act itself.
From a non-biased perspective, erotica can be highly empowering because they give a face to the unspoken fantasies people have about sex. As a modern woman, here is your guide to exploring erotica and finding what resonates with your idea of sexuality.
1. Search for free online erotica
The internet has a library of resources when it comes to erotica, and the good thing is, a lot of it is free. Many websites offer free short stories and audiobooks which deal with a variety of topics under the umbrella terms ‘sexuality’ and ‘erotica’.
2. Explore erotica anthologies
Finding the type of erotica that clicks with you could involve going through a lot of bad writing. This is why you could start with erotica anthologies, which contain multiple bite-sized pieces by different authors. This way, you will be able to explore various genres and find what works best for you.
3. Never stop fantasizing
Erotica is driven by the human imagination. Let your imagination take you to a wild place full of sexual gratification. It helps to put down the phone at times and just let your mind travel where it wants.
4. Write or draw erotica by yourself
Why limit yourself to erotic works written or produced by others? If you want to explore a more tangible idea or fantasy, why not do it on your own? If you are having issues with knowing where to start, there are a ton of prompts all over the internet for you to reference from.
5. Look up erotic art
When people talk about erotica, very often they leave out its artistic aspect. From classical paintings and sculptures to modern-day themes, there is a lot of art that deals with eroticism in its purest, naked form. A good idea is to take trips to museums or art galleries that display themes associated with erotica.
6. Follow artists and writers who deal with erotica
Once you find a writer or artist who grooves with you, start following their social media handles. Subscribe to their official pages to stay on top of all the latest news regarding them and their works. Moreover, you will find an entire community of fans and like-minded people in this way.
7. Explore your sexuality
Educating yourself about your sexuality involves knowing a lot about sex and eroticism in general. Do not feel ashamed or embarrassed to explore different avenues that may appeal to you. Feel free to experiment with different techniques until you find what is right for you.
8. Attend a sex party
Sex parties are usually open events where people can attend and even take part in sexual activities. It is quite normal to feel shy about attending such events alone, so you can choose to hire an escort for the evening.
9. Schedule an appointment with a sex therapist
A lot of us benefit from giving our sexualities some support. Spending some time talking to a professional can help you get a better understanding of your own sexuality and process erotica better.
10. Take a sexuality education class
Attend a class or a demonstration about human sexuality and erotica to learn more about these themes. A great way is to find educators and panelists through social media.
In these ways, you can get a much better understanding of your sexuality and can explore erotica better on your terms.
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